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Oliver Queen is poisoned at a charity fundraiser and Clark races around the world to find a cure.



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Episode cast overview:
Jimmy Olsen (credit only)
Andrea Lai ...
Sam Radjinia
Peter Grasso ...
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Clark races against the clock when Oliver Queen shows up at a party. Oliver collapses at his feet conceivably intoxicated, but tells Clark that he's been poisoned just before he passes out. Chloe tries to hide her new secret from Davis, whom she calls to the Isis building where Oliver is being cared for. Lois opens old wounds when she finds out about Oliver's critical condition, and Clark turns to Tess in need of a favor for Oliver. In the meantime, the comatose Oliver flashes back to his days of being marooned on a desert island, and how he first met Tess for the first time on the island. Written by Moviedude1

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2 October 2008 (USA)  »

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1.78 : 1
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The flashback scenes take place from 1998 to 2000. See more »


Chloe Sullivan: As much as I love the one-on-one time, I got to say I'm actually surprised Lois unattached you from her hip.
Clark Kent: What do you mean? Lois and I aren't always together.
Chloe Sullivan: Clark, you see her more than I see Jimmy, and we're engaged.
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Reveals much about background of Oliver Queen
24 August 2010 | by See all my reviews

This episode served well to explain more in-depth where the character of Green Arrow actually comes from, while integrating the character of Tess Mercer into the background in an intriguing way. The episode revisits Oliver's two-year experience on an island following the crash of a cruise ship involving his parents. We learn, as we learn in the comics, that here he trained to become the great archer that he is today, and also that Tess had a role in it in being stranded on the island as well. We learn of the unique connection that Oliver and Tess have had for quite some time. This episode strengthened the audience's connection to Oliver, while weaving Tess into the comics mythos. It helped us see that they even may have had a relationship in the past, and for these reasons there is one who may want revenge on both Oliver and Tess for their escape.

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